DiscoverFundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD184. The problem with eating plants
184. The problem with eating plants

184. The problem with eating plants

Update: 2022-10-10


Are plant defense chemicals real? Are they a problem for humans? Paul addresses these questions in today’s podcast along with why he believes they are harmful for many people at a molecular level.

A note from Paul: Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion:  Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Time Stamps:

00:06:16 Podcast begins

00:09:15 What are plant defense chemicals?

00:16:50 An anecdote on removing vegetables and switching to animal-based

00:19:05 Animal and plant warfare 

00:24:50 Vegetables through an anthropological lens

00:30:40 The effects of plant compounds on the gut

00:33:00 Debunking any benefits of vegetables in our diet

00:42:35 Plant compounds have negative side effects 

00:46:14 The harmful effects of oxalates and other plant defense chemicals

1:00:30 The problem with lectins

1:08:30 Plants do not want to be eaten

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Hormetic stress: The benefit of SAUNA vs. broccoli:


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184. The problem with eating plants

184. The problem with eating plants

Paul Saladino, MD